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    What Is Normal?

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    okay or acceptable, stable or average, healthy or functioning, or perfect and thriving. Of course, everyone has their own opinions as to what normal actually is. This might be one of the factors that makes the word so hard to precisely define. Our cultures, however, can be affected by how society chooses to define normal. But, it truly depends on each person’s perspective. In “The Blind Men and the Elephant” by John Godfrey Saxe, several different blind men feel different parts of a single elephant. They then try to relate their discovery to something else they know. For example, one blind man touches the elephant’s tail and exclaims that the creature is most similar to a rope. Another touches the ear and compares the elephant to a fan. This poem states in the last stanza, “Each in his own opinion Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right, And all were in the wrong!” Although today most people might not regularly touch elephants, we can still relate to this poem. Saxe talks about how each of the men, from their own perspectives, were right about what feature of the elephant they encountered. All the connections they made were partly accurate, so you can’t disprove them, but in turn they all were wrong about their assumptions because there were many parts to the creature, not just the one each man felt. Each man had his own…

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    Analysis Of Woo's '

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    it works. Question #1 Bub was not enthusiastic about the blind man, Robert, visiting him. Bub did not know much about who Robert was. In addition, the fact that Robert was blind bothered Bub. Bub also felt sorry for Robert and his dead wife, Beulah, because, “They’d married, lived and worked together, slept together and then the blind man had to bury her. All this without seeing her face.” Then, Bub had pity for Beulah…

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    Blind Men Research Paper

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    All these blind men came to the princes house to see the elephant. One of the blind men said the elephants tail fills like a brush. The other blind men said it fills like a big table he was holding the legs. The other blind men said it fills like a snake he was holdingthe elephant snout. The last blind men said it fills like a sharp knife he was holding the hask. All the blind men had good ideas. The princes came out and said you guys all right in your own way. She said i was think of those…

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    these wonderful stories about a majestic beast that his people called an elephant. The king listened intently and became extremely curious, wanting to learn more. All three of the king's loyal servants happened to be blind, but he trusted them more than others. Since the king was unable to get away from the castle himself, he sent these men out to investigate this creature and report back to him with the details. Making his way to the outskirts of the kingdom, the first blind man came to a…

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    In the stories, “Hills Like White Elephants” and “Cathedral”, both main characters go through life changing events; however, only one evolves and becomes a more desirable human. The American, in “Hills Like White Elephants”, displays an egocentric personality, devoid of any character development. Although the Narrator in “Cathedral” shows little to no empathy in the beginning of the story, his mind is opened to new perspectives by the conclusion. Both stories show human personality flaws…

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    is? We blind ourselves by the way we perceive the world. Everyone has a set of values and expectations that alters the way we see the world. In Dieter F Uchtdorf’s (2013) talk “What is Truth?” he tells the parable of the blind men and the elephant. Six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind. And so these men of Indostan Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion Exceeding…

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    This folktale explains that religious experiences are similar to three blind men briefly encountering an elephant. Each man interprets the experience to the best of their ability; however, they come away from the event telling three different stories because they are not equipped to understand the full message being presented to them. In this scenario it is reasonable that there would be vast differences, as the blind men are much smaller than the elephant and their senses are unable to detect a…

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    For example, if I believe that giving an offering to God is not right but still accepting that its part of their religion would be critical tolerance. Language games are that religion is more like math or language because you must work on it daily and have problem-solving problems that you always share. The elephant principle relates back to the story we learn earlier in the semester with the three blind men trying to figure out the elephant. Every part of religion has a part of the elephant.…

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    Second, John Hick’s pluralistic hypothesis, and the acceptance of other religions based on the fact that each has a different answer, but still partially right in the big picture. An Elephant was used as his example of God, and the blind men were the different religions; so, when each grabbed a different part of the elephant, they all had different descriptions, but he argues that they were each partially right about of the larger picture. Granted that, this analogy is used to set the focus on…

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    Apologetics Exercise 1. If it is inappropriate to be judgmental, why are you judging me? Are you saying that views of which you approve ought not to be judged or criticized in any way, but those views you do not favor may be judged and dismissed without a hearing or without debate? Not liking my point of view is not a counter argument; neither are insults. Christianity possesses a rich intellectual history, one that the academy recognizes. In fact, the origins of the university are part of…

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